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Russia Grain and Oilseeds Products Subject to Quality Control at Russian Border
Executive Summary

Russian quality certificates are required for all domestic and international transactions involving grain and oilseeds and their products. Russia developed these standards under a centralized planning regime, and consequently the Russian standards differ from international norms. Russia’s Independent State Grain Inspectorate controlled Russian quality standards until 2005. In 2006, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (VPSS) replaced the State Grain Inspectorate, and used accredited agencies to certify the quality of grains1. These accredited agencies were internal to VPSS, however, and the preferential treatment proved problematic for the organization. In January 2007, the Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service determined that VPSS violated Russian anti-monopoly law by failing to register independent surveying companies for grain quality certification2. Since the discovery of the violation, however, the situation has not changed. Grain quality certification remains an expensive, time consuming and relatively opaque procedure. For international transactions, grain and oilseeds traders also certify the quality of their products in accordance with international standards. This double quality certification increases business costs, and ultimately the price of product.

The list of commodities requiring quality certificates for importation or exportation is provided below. As of February 2007, VPSS and the Federal Customs Service updated the list with two changes. First, they agreed to exclude the category “Flours, meals and pellets, of meat or meat offal, of fish or of crustaceans, mollusks or other aquatic invertebrates, unfit for human consumption; greaves (cracklings)” (TN VED Code of Russia3 2301), and second, the wording for products from HS 2309 from “Other products, used for feeding productive animals, including feeds from mixtures of cereals for non-productive animals” to “Compound feeds used in feeding productive animals” Official Russian customs data provided the approximate value of imports and exports of grain and oilseeds and their products that are subject to VPSS certification.4 Based on official customs data from July 2006 to June 2007, VPSS certified more than $3.2 billion of imported and exported agricultural products; including $942.1 million worth of imported products, and more $2.2 billion worth of exports.
MGR Archive 9.10.2007
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Russia Rapan $ 700
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USA Calrose #1 $830
USA Calrose #1 Paddy $480
EU Prices Baldo €660
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